Attic Insulation & Duct Sealing

An estimated 50 to 70% of your energy bill goes towards cooling and heating your home. So it makes sense to make sure you have adequate attic insulation, and ducts that are not leaking. Inadequate insulation and leaky ductwork creates higher energy bills, increases your carbon footprint, and creates more wear and tear on your HVAC system.

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Attic Insulation 

The attic in your home is the place where a little bit of attention can make a big difference in your comfort and wallet. According to the Department of Energy, properly insulating the attic can save 10 to 15 percent on your energy bill in the Southwest. Adding insulation is one of the best ways to save money on air conditioning and heating, and it will help reduce wear and tear on your HVAC system.

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Duct Sealing

The importance of HVAC duct sealing can’t be overstated. Leaky ducts can reduce your heating and cooling system’s efficiency by 20 to 40 percent. Sealing and insulating ducts increases efficiency, lowers your energy energy bill, and lessens the wear and tear on your HVAC system.

Proper insulation will extend the the life of AC

Increase Your AC Efficiency

Insulation in the attic affects your air conditioner by increasing the cooling efficiency of the unit. This insulation helps to separate the rooms of the home from the attic. Cool air will not escape into the attic where that cool air would dissipate. The AC will cool a much larger space in far less time if the attic is properly insulated. This increased efficiency will lower power bills especially during Arizona’s hottest months.

Proper Insulation Will Extend Your Air Conditioner’s Lifespan

Good attic insulation can extend the life of an air conditioning system. Homes without, or with inadequate attic insulation will lose cool air regularly. This loss of cool air will force the AC to work harder to maintain your set temperature. This will usually cause the air conditioner to cycle on and off frequently each day. This extra cycling (on / off) can wear down the motor or compressor over time. Resulting in increased maintenance expenditure, and a shorter lifespan of the system.